Thursday, March 13, 2014

Some things you have to see to believe

I was taken by surprise by a pair of lovely____ fill in the blank, tell me the first thing that comes to your mind.

I was at the mall and went into the dollar jewelry shop. I needed a costume turquoise necklace, and was intent on finding the right one. I heard two women behind me talking.

#1 "Oh you know I'm a fancy girl and I need me some bracelets, some pretty bracelets. OOH girl, look at all these pretty ones."

#2 "I am so hot. Feels like my ears are on fire."

#1 "Well girrrrrl, you be going through your change; that's what it is for sure."

# 2 "I think I am!"

I turned around to smile knowingly at these gals who had to be my age. WRONG. They were maybe 30 years old, 6 feet two inch African-American males, one a transvestite and the other, going through his/her "change," which had nothing to do with menopause.

I am of the notion, live and let live, but I've got to tell you, I almost snorted when I turned around and saw those football player size dudes breathing down my neck in that teeny store. I hoofed it right on out of that store and next door to Sears. Whew! Fill in the blank answer....guys.

 

10 comments:

Bookie said...

Doesn't life get crazier every day now?!?! Whew, I am afraid I would have stared just out of shock.

Sioux said...

Linda--I'm surprised you didn't strike up a conversation with them...which would have resulted in an article/story/published essay. (You take your pick.)

Susan Sundwall said...

LOL A pair of lovely "guys" indeed! You have some things happen to you, don't you? =0)

Val said...

You need a camera crew to follow you around.

River said...

Thanks for the earworm...

I remember my change and there weren't any burning ears involved. My whole face, but not the ears.
Aren't burning ears usually a sign that someone is talking about you behind your back?

Vicki Rocho said...

I was thinking "ear rings". Guess I was just a LITTLE bit off.

I think I would have hung out a bit longer to see if they came up with any more conversational gems!

Daisy said...

Hahaha! My first thought was birds. :-)

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Daisy, me too! And then I thought, Birds? Really? Where did that come from. Transvestities are so much more interesting, though. I'm not sure I could have torn myself away.

Cathy C. Hall said...

Wow, I was thinking birds, too. But transvestites are interesting, too. :-)

Tammy said...

In general I hate being taken by surprise - except when it's the discovery of a character (either in fiction or real life) who doesn't match his/her insides. Sounds like you hit the jackpot on that one!